DIY Kids’ Halloween Costumes
Halloween costumes don’t have to equal pricey store-bought outfits. Before you give your credit cards a workout this fall, swap the expensive ready-made gear for the DIY kind. As a bonus, making your own kids’ Halloween costumes gives both you and your child the chance to get creative and come up with imaginative ideas. Check out these easy-to-make children’s costume ideas!
Whether your little one wants to be a caped crusader or a guest at a masked ball, making your own disguise is easy. Reuse the front of a cereal or cracker box (instead of buying new cardboard sheets). Cut it into a long, thin oval. Cut two eye holes near the center. Glue craft felt, sequins, glitter or craft foam on the cardboard. Punch a hole at each end and tie the mask together with a pretty ribbon or piece of yarn.
Transform your child into a super-computer, cellphone or any other square/rectangle type of tech-time device – using a box! Cut arm and head holes in a large-sized cardboard box (leave the bottom completely open). Use markers, paints or paper and glue to decorate the outside of the costume.
Play up your child’s favorite book character with a cute costume. Pick a person, gather clothes that fit the character and get ready for trick-or-treat time.
If your child has black pants and a matching top, you’re in business. Simple decorate the outfit with white duct tape, making x-ray type bones on the outside.